The Art of Tetman Callis

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Entries from January 2023

January 31st, 2023 · No Comments

“The city holds all property which it owns as trustee for the public, although certain classes or kinds of property, such as the public streets, the public squares, the courthouse, and the jail cannot be taken on execution against it, for reasons which are plain to be seen. Such property is so necessary for the […]

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Tags: Politics & Law · The American Constitution

January 30th, 2023 · No Comments

“Should a mouse that a cat just swallowed be considered as a part of the cat? The concept of a ‘definite position’ is also only approximately defined: how far should a cat be displaced in order for it to be considered to be in a different position? If the displacement is much smaller than the […]

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Tags: Other Stuff · Science

January 29th, 2023 · No Comments

“I think about how angry I was that my dad didn’t take better care of himself. How he never went to a doctor, let himself become grossly overweight, smoked three packs a day, drank like a fish and never exercised. But then I think about how his colleague mentioned that, days before dying, my dad […]

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January 28th, 2023 · No Comments

“My Mama always said that at a certain age your soul shows on your face.” – nightmoth (@ Wonkette, July 28, 2022) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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January 27th, 2023 · No Comments

“It’s in surmounting perfection, or ignoring it, that you show what you’re capable of and what you refuse to be told you can’t do.” – Daniel Levin Becker, “Rhetoric and Rhyme: On Rap” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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January 26th, 2023 · No Comments

“It is consoling to think that the emotions that music arouses in us have something to do with the makeup of the universe.” – David P. Goldman, “The Divine Music of Mathematics” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Tags: Other Stuff · Science

January 25th, 2023 · No Comments

“Books once kept the boundaries between writer and reader distinct. Unless you met an author under the controlled circumstances of a public event, you’d never get a chance to say hello, much less insult their intelligence and demand they go to therapy. Now, you and 300 other furious strangers can tell an author to kill […]

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January 24th, 2023 · No Comments

“Denial, when one was accused, was a life force and would trump any desire to confess. An admission of guilt would knock the strength right out of you—making it easier for your arms to be twisted behind you and the handcuffs put on.” – Lorrie Moore, “Wings” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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January 23rd, 2023 · No Comments

A clumsy mistake on my part led to my website having to be restored from backup; hence, the six-week gap that now exists in the posts. But I am here. I have been here all along. Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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